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British military intervention and the struggle for Jordan [electronic resource] : King Hussein, Nasser and the Middle East crisis, 1955-1958 /
Stephen Blackwell.
New York : Routledge, 2009.
xiv, 254 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
0714656992, 9780714656991
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New York : Routledge, 2009.
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Introduction : Jordan, Suez and the decline of British influence in the Middle East -- Glubb's Jordan : the Arab legion, the Hashemites and the nationalist challenge, 1948-1956 -- Amman under the shadow of Nasser : Jordanian nationalism and the Suez crisis, April-November 1956 -- The British abandonment and the American retrieval of Jordan, November 1956-April 1957 -- The kings against the colonels : Jordan and the Anglo-American plot to overthrow the Syrian government, 1957 -- Combating Nasser : Anglo-American support for Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, November 1957-June 1958 -- The Baghdad coup and the Macmillan government's decision to intervene in Jordan, 14-17 July 1958 -- A tenuous foothold : British paratroops deploy in Amman, July-August 1958 -- Managing the international crisis : creating a UN 'mantle' for Jordan, September-November 1958 -- Belated reappraisals : Anglo-American policy, regional nationalism and the future of Jordan, November 1958-March 1959.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index.
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This book aims to provide a detailed analysis of the context and course of the British military intervention in Jordan in 1958 to save the regime of King Hussein.
Main Description
This text examines the British military intervention in Jordan in 1958 and challenges the traditional perception that the Suez Crisis of 1956 marked the end of Britain's moment in the Middle East. Analysing the issue primarily from a British perspective, the book draws attention to how the Macmillan government sought to manipulate the special relationship to further their interests in the region. Incorporating a variety of archival material, the text casts light on the role of prominent individuals and the factors underpinning Britain's policy in the Middle East after 1956.
Main Description
Within two years of their abortive invasion of the Suez Canal zone in 1956, British troops once again intervened in a major Middle Eastern country. The Jordan intervention of July 1958 took place despite the steady decline of the British position in the country over the previous three years. This book examines why the government led by Harold Macmillan remained ready to use military force to prop up the regime of King Hussein even though the United States had emerged as the main Western power in the Middle East after 1956. Incorporating a variety of archival material, Blackwell provides new historical insights into the origins of the Anglo-American use of military power to protect their interests in the Middle East.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: Jordan, Suez and the Decline of British Influence in the Middle Eastp. 1
Glubb's Jordan: The Arab Legion, the Hashemites and the Nationalist Challenge, 1948-1956p. 10
Amman Under the Shadow of Nasser: Jordanian Nationalism and the Suez Crisis, April-November 1956p. 31
The British Abandonment and the American Retrieval of Jordan, November 1956-April 1957p. 50
The Kings Against the Colonels: Jordan and the Anglo-American Plot to Overthrow the Syrian Government, 1957p. 70
Combating Nasser: Anglo-American Support for Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, November 1957-June 1958p. 89
The Baghdad Coup and the Macmillan Government's Decision to Intervene in Jordan, 14-17 July 1958p. 107
A Tenuous Foothold: British Paratroops Deploy in Amman, July-August 1958p. 126
Managing the International Crisis: Creating a UN 'Mantle' for Jordan, September-November 1958p. 144
Belated Reappraisals: Anglo-American Policy, Regional Nationalism and the Future of Jordan, November 1958-March 1959p. 162
Conclusionp. 185
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 231
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